enamel in bath?

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    analogmusicman

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    is it still recommended to use enamel in baths? I ask because I think someone said once that regular latex is ok, is that "bull" and should I just stick with enamel?

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    I have not painted anything in enamel in 30+ years.
     
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    Hope you mean bathrooms, not the bath tub.
    I use latex enamel paint all the time in bathrooms, for trim, and kids rooms.
    It's tougher, very scrubble.
     
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    Latex paint is okay for bathroom walls. Satin would be better than flat. But that depends on how shiny you think looks good.
     
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    Today's water-based paints are great, but an old-fashioned oil-based alkyd enamel still bests all of them for being water-resistant, most washable, and most durable of all the commonly available non-epoxy house-type paints.

    I still use a fair amount of it. My biggest current customer does rentals and the low-end ones get this stuff in the kitchens and baths to minimize the repainting needed with their high turn-over rate. And I've still not seen any water-based paint that can offer the shine of a well-done oil-based gloss paint. Some get close though.

    You don't really need an oil-based enamel in an owner-occupied home and unless that is what is on there now I'd recommend you use your preferred premium water-based paint instead. You'll be tired of the color long before that paint wears out and it's a heck of a lot easier to use.

    Phil
     
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    For owner-occupied residences, I used Ben Moore Regal Select Eggshell for baths and kitchens for several years before I retired. The results were outstanding.
     

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